‘department news’ Category


Events, publications, curricular changes, etc.


Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition Contest Winners!!!

On Saturday November 4th two teams of Gustavus students competed in the Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC). Teams of graduates and undergraduates explored real-world data while enhancing and showcasing their analytical and communication skills.  Monika Pham, Will Missling, Spencer Kight, and, Kate Schneider took first place out of 19 teams in the Novice division! Alan Gutierrez, […]

Do You Have a Problem?

For the last two and a half years the MCS department has been offering students the opportunity to participate in problem solving sessions. Sessions are held once a week.  Problems vary in subject matter and difficulty.  Students from  multiple diciplins get together for an hour in the evening, eat pizza, discuss strategies to solve the presented problems, and have a good time.

MCS Alumni Profile: Erin (Bonitz) Riess ’01

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2001 with degrees in Math & Music. I am currently a stay-at-home mom. Once in a while I will tutor someone who is taking a math or stats course and needs a little help. How did the MCS department help you get where you are today? […]

MCS Alumni Profile: Rachel Waylander

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2008 with a degree in Mathematics. I am currently working at Travelers as an Underwriting Officer How did the MCS department help you get where you are today? It prepared me for critical thinking, problem solving and working as a team. These are critical skills to […]

MCS Alumni Profile: Matt Weier (’98)

Tell us about yourself. I got my BA from Gustavus in 1998 with an individualized major of Computer Animation & Digital Art.  This major combined courses from MCS, Fine Arts, and Creative Writing.  I’m thankful that Gustavus allowed me to (with faculty input) define this major as a way to follow my passion for the intersection of […]

MCS Alumni Profile: Matt Schugel

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2011 with a degree in Math Education. I am currently working as a Math teacher at Forest Lake High School How did the MCS department help you get where you are today? They continued to push me and provided course opportunities related to my interests. What […]

Gustie CS Grad Doing Research in Switzerland

Helen Wauck, ’14 computer science, will be going to Switzerland for a research project collaboration for six months starting February 28, 2018 via the NSF GROW program (Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide). Congratulations Helen!

MCS Alumni Profile: Betsy Langowski

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2008 with degrees in Mathematics and Communication Studies. I am currently working at Apple Inc. I’m an engineering manager. I manage a team called Binary Compatibility. It’s comprised of developers and QA engineers whose job it is to test third-party apps on unreleased software and hardware and ensure those apps aren’t broken on an API level. When we find an issue, we identify which framework is at fault and fix it.

Welcome Back

Those of you on campus this fall may notice some new faces in the MCS department.  We would like to officially welcome

2017 MCS Graduates

Congratulations to the class of 2017.  Here is what some of our Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics majors will be doing after graduation. Cara Christiansen majored in Computer Science and will be working at Kips. Neal Kroells majored in Statistics and Financial Accounting and will be working in industry.   Tim Watts majored in Mathematics Education and […]